UN Official Urges Focus On Rural Development To Lift Millions Out Of Poverty

A top United Nations official today committes to pull up to 90 million people out of poverty by 2015 and help small farmers and all those in rural areas to realize their potential in eliminating hunger and promoting development. “Smallholder […]

Africa: No Global Security Without A Thriving World Agriculture Sector

  In an insightful keynote address at the International Fund for Agricultural Fund (IFAD) annual meeting, Mario Monti, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, underscored the relationships between food security,   global security and the future of the planet. Echoing […]

UN Official Stresses Importance Of Cooperation Between Africa And Its Diasporas

A senior United Nations official today stressed the importance of establishing partnerships and cooperation between African-based decision-makers and diaspora communities worldwide to work on shared issues to improve the life of the continent’s peoples. “There is now clear recognition that […]

Tailoring Trade And Development Policy To Work For The Development Of Countries Most In Need

Last week the European Commission presented an agenda to tailor trade and investment policies in favour of countries most in need, while providing new and different support to emerging economies. Responding to the present-day realities of world trade, the European […]

Nepal Seeks Global Support To Eradicate Poverty

Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, Gyan Chandra Acharya claimed that though Nepal has made tangible progress in terms of reducing poverty, capacity constraints should be looked at to ensure sustained reduction in poverty. “Nepal’s poverty has reduced […]